About This Artwork

László Moholy-Nagy
American, born Hungary, 1895–1946

Untitled, c. 1940

Gelatin silver photogram
50.1 x 40.2 cm

Gift of George and Ruth Barford, 1968.264

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Photographs from the Permanent Collection," March 20–May 30, 1976. (Miles Barth)

Wellesley, Massachusetts, Wellesley College Museum, "Moholy-Nagy, Photography and Film in Weimar Germany," April 10–June 10, 1985; traveled to Houston, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts, November 2, 1985–January 5, 1986; Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, January 31–April 13, 1986.

Zurich, Switzerland, Kunsthaus Zurich, "Photogramm," March 31–May 27, 1990.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Moholy-Nagy and Present Company," April 29–September 24, 1995. (David Travis)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Cameraless Wonders," June 10, 2000-November 5, 2000. (Elizabeth Siegel)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Taken by Design: Photographs from The Institute of Design, 1937–1971," March 2–May 12, 2002; traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 20–October 20, 2002; and Philadelphia Museum of Art, December 7, 2002–March 2, 2003. (David Travis and Elizabeth Siegel)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Photography on Display: Modern Treasures," May 9–September 13, 2009. (Matthew S. Witkovsky, Elizabeth Siegel, and Katherine Bussard)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950," March 3–June 2, 2013. (Sarah Kelly Oehler)

New York, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, "Moholy_Nagy: Future Present," May 25-September 7, 2016; traveled to Art Institute of Chicago, October 2, 2016-January 3, 2017; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 8-June 18, 2017.

Publication History

Travis, David and Elizabeth Siegel. 2002. “Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937–1971.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/University of Chicago Press. p. 34, cat. 131, pl. 1.

Hight, Eleanor M. 1985. "Moholy-Nagy: Photography and Film in Weimar Gallery." Exh. cat. Wellesley College Museum. p. 61, fig. 21.

Renate Henye and Floris Neususs. 2009. "Moholy-Nagy: The Photograms, Catalogue Raisonné." Hatje Cantz. fgm 342 p. 256

Oehler, Sarah Kelly. 2013. "They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950." Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press. p. 98, fig. 98.




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